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gunner81gunner81 MemberPosts: 645 Senior Member
I tore down the bolt on my Savage Axis 30/06 to try to find out why I'm getting a lot of misfires the primer looks like its getting hit good but I tore the bolt down to clean it and on reassembly what kind of lube should I use

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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,622 Senior Member
    edited November 2021 #2
    Powdered  graphite. That stuff is super messy so be sparing but it works. Make sure it’s dry with NO OIL it will clump and gets nasty if it contacts oil… 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,150 Senior Member
    I've used a light film of synthetic 5w20 motor oil for years without a problem.

    Denny
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,359 Senior Member
    The graphite is a great recommendation, especially for cold weather hunting. The synthetic oil or atf is also a good one.
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    I don’t lube bolts.  Grease and oil attract gunk and ultimately just slow down the firing pin.  Maybe a bit of grease on the sear surface but that’s it.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    I put a small dab of grease on the locking lugs, and that's it.  The firing pin assembly and bolt interior gets clean and dried.  
    I'm just here for snark.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,655 Senior Member
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,607 Senior Member
    Light coat of CLP on the spring and striker as a rust preventative, as well as some squished into the extractor plunger.  Coat of grease on the locking lugs, rails, and cam surface.
    WWJMBD?

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    Hey the Alaska Bush guy (Bear Brown?) use bacon grease after they fry their chicken in it!!! 

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,934 Senior Member
    edited November 2021 #10
    Bigslug said:
    Light coat of CLP on the spring and striker as a rust preventative, as well as some squished into the extractor plunger.  Coat of grease on the locking lugs, rails, and cam surface.
    This. Except I use Synthetic ATF and TW25B Grease. 

    On both my working and personal rifles and pistols. Works like a champ. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,454 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Bigslug said:
    Light coat of CLP on the spring and striker as a rust preventative, as well as some squished into the extractor plunger.  Coat of grease on the locking lugs, rails, and cam surface.
    This. Except I use Synthetic ATF and TW25B Grease. 

    On both my working and personal rifles. Works like a champ. 
    I have been using the same since you posted about it several years ago.  Still using the same quart.  
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,934 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Zee said:
    Bigslug said:
    Light coat of CLP on the spring and striker as a rust preventative, as well as some squished into the extractor plunger.  Coat of grease on the locking lugs, rails, and cam surface.
    This. Except I use Synthetic ATF and TW25B Grease. 

    On both my working and personal rifles. Works like a champ. 
    I have been using the same since you posted about it several years ago.  Still using the same quart.  
    Me too!  Ha!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Bigslug said:
    Light coat of CLP on the spring and striker as a rust preventative, as well as some squished into the extractor plunger.  Coat of grease on the locking lugs, rails, and cam surface.
    This. Except I use Synthetic ATF and TW25B Grease. 

    On both my working and personal rifles and pistols. Works like a champ. 
    Oh yeah, I too use a rag with some ATF to wipe down the spring and firing pin before I reassemble, but I don’t really think of that as lubrication.  Pretty much just moisture protection.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    Lithium grease works pretty well as a lube if you want to be all natural. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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